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University of Chicago Crew Club Makes Threepeat Visit to Paris

Stephanie Leese Emrich Member of the Paris Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International Rowing Exchange Chair for the Paris Committee— As was recently evidenced by the participation of multiple CSCI committees in the Chicago marathon, sports and recreation offers an excellent way to connect people of different cultures. To this end, the Paris Committee of…

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A Sister Cities Fashion Incubator Exchange

Susan Langdon Executive Director of the Toronto Fashion Incubator— Last week, during the 9th Annual Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week presented by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, two designers from Chicago’s sister cities of Toronto and Paris showed their designs during one of the runway shows. Susan Langdon, Executive Director…

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Welcoming French Runners to the Chicago Marathon

David Reithoffer Vice Chair of the Paris Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International— Various Chicago Sister Cities International committees participated in last weekend’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon by organizing cheering stations along the marathon route and hosting receptions for foreign runners.  David Reithoffer, vice-chair of the Paris Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, writes about the…

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International Cheering Stations at Bank of America Chicago Marathon Route

In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees join with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 13. Stations will have signs in foreign languages, flags and other activities. View Chicago Marathon Cheering Stations…

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2013 Oyster Festival of Racing Brings Irish Tradition to Chicago

CHICAGO (October 10, 2013) – In the words of W.B. Yeats in At Galway Races, “There where the course is, Delight makes all of the one mind, The riders upon the galloping horses, The crowd that closes in behind…” Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) celebrates its sister city relationship with Galway, Ireland with the 16th…

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Lucerne Artist Studio Artist-in-Residence Michelle Kohler

Michelle Kohler Lucerne Artist Studio Artist-in-Residence— For over ten years, the Lucerne Committee of CSCI has hosted numerous professional artists of various disciplines at its unique artist-in-residence program. The aim is to develop professional artist collaborations and to strengthen the sister city relationship between Chicago and Lucerne. From a large pool of applicants, the Lucerne…

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Hamburg-Chicago Soccer Exchange

For the second year in a row, the Schwaben Athletic Club and the Hamburg Soccer Federation initiated, planned and sponsored a select team from the Hamburger Fussball Verband from October 2–10 for the German-American Soccer Exchange Program. The U14 players have a packed schedule that includes friendly games that everyone is invited to watch. Highlights include: •…

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Chicago Sister Cities International Cheering Stations Along Bank of America Chicago Marathon Route

CHICAGO (September 20, 2013) – In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees join with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route. Stations will have signs in foreign languages, flags and other activities. Committee Cheering Station Locations…

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Chicago Children Attend Summer Camp in Kyiv

On Sunday, September 15, 2013, the Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International hosted a ceremony for the 10 Chicago-area children that participated in the summer camp “School of Success” in Kyiv, Ukraine, sponsored by the Klitschko Brothers Foundation. The Kyiv Committee facilitated the trip to Ukraine at the summer camp for these ten children….

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Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative Program

The Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative Program will take place in conjunction with the 15th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium (September 26–29, 2013). The symposium, which attracts 800 physicians, is an annual professional educational event providing recent clinical and scientific advances in breast cancer research.  The program is an unrivaled opportunity to collaborate with a world renowned cancer…

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Hamburg School Exchange

Earlier this year, 14 Morgan Park Academy students traveled to Germany for their third exchange with the Wilhelm-Gymnasium School in Chicago’s sister city of Hamburg. The Hamburg Committee of CSCI initiated the exchange between the two schools and laid the groundwork for the continuation of this successful relationship. The students experienced a wide variety of…

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Sister City Chefs at Chicago Gourmet

Nine internationally renowned chefs from around the globe, four of whom carry esteemed Michelin stars, will be participating in this year’s Chicago Gourmet, courtesy of the Délice Network. Every visiting chef has been paired with a Chicago-based, Michelin-starred counterpart to host throughout the weekend and also present a side-by-side tasting at Chicago Gourmet’s Grand Cru. Two…

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Galway Committee Donates to Galway’s Circle of Life Garden

The Galway Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International  has become a major sponsor of the Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden in Galway, donating $32,500 to the cause. The garden will remember and give thanks for the generosity of spirit of the over 2,200 people in Ireland who have given the gift of…

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Slow Food Movement Celebrated with Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Slow Food

CHICAGO (August 21, 2013) – Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) continues its tradition of creating global relationships through cultural connections with Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Slow Food. Chicago food lovers will have the opportunity to dine on a Slow Food feast prepared by a number of renowned Chicago restaurants, including The Gage, Farmhouse, Harrington’s…

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Social Workers Prepare for Birmingham Visit

On Wednesday, August 14, Chicago Sister Cities International and the National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter (NASWIL) hosted an orientation for the 8 social workers from Chicago participating in the 17th Annual Social Work Tri-City Exchange between Chicago, Birmingham and Hamburg. Birmingham hosts this year and will welcome social workers from Chicago and Hamburg…

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Luncheon in honor of Conductor Ludwig Wicki

The Lucerne Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International hosted a luncheon in honor of Conductor Ludwig Wicki’s visit to Chicago on Thursday, August 15. Mr. Wicki, a native of Lucerne is in town to conduct The Lord of the Rings—The Two Towers on Thursday and Friday, August 15 and 16 at the Ravinia Festival, leading…

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Chicago and Kyiv—Sister or Brother Cities?

Yuriy Figel Member of the Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International— Kyiv, previously spelled Kiev, is an ancient city in the heart of Europe. Once the largest economic and cultural center of medieval Europe, this city dates back to the 5th century A.D. Kyiv now serves as the capital of Ukraine, a country with…